Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena, all in Minnesota.
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The White Earth Tribal and Community College has a new leader at its helm. Terry Janis has taken over as president of the college and is breathing new hope into an institution that has seen its share of hardships over the past couple of years. “Last year we were at an all-time low for students enrolled,” said Janis, who says the student population went from a high of 150 students down to 58 last year.
Terry Janis, the new president of the White Earth Tribal College, grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. “I grew up riding horses and running around and being free,” he said fondly of his childhood on Pine Ridge. There were difficulties there, he says, but also a lot of beauty. After high school he went on to Macalester College in St.
Hope Fest in Detroit Lakes may technically be a fundraiser for the area’s men’s homeless shelter, the Refuge, but its purpose goes far beyond that. Its mission is right in the name. “It’s about hope,” said Mel Manning, president of the Refuge and organizer of Hope Fest. “It’s so much different from the world’s view of entertainment. We’re ministering hope and healing and health and love, instead of all the other things going on in the world today.” Manning says the event, which is scheduled for Aug.
Filing has closed for open city and school board seats around the county, and while some will go through with no races, others are seeing challengers. Here’s a look at who is running: Detroit Lakes School Board: With three school board seats open, two incumbents and two new names are on the ballot. David Langworthy and Brenda Muckenhirn have filed to keep their seats, while Brett Bridgeman and Kyley Johnson have also put their names in. The top three vote-getters secure seats on the board. Frazee-Vergas School Board Out of the four open s
It’s been only one year since Lauren Zima opened up her women’s clothing store The Nines in Detroit Lakes, and already she is planning a huge expansion. “I’m so excited,”...
For any Becker County residents interested in running for public office, now’s the time to file for that chance. Filing opened Tuesday for candidates interested in getting their names on...
There is less than one week left for Becker County residents interested in running for open city and school board seats to file for an affidavit of candidacy. Filing closes...
The walls are up, roof on, windows in and next week will be huge in terms of construction over at Tamarac’s new Discovery Center. Heating, electrical and sheetrock installation are...
It may be coming a littler earlier than normal this year, but the Holy Rosary Fall Fest is expected to pull in even bigger numbers this year. The 42nd annual event is set for Sunday, August 17 — more than a month earlier than previous years. “The reasoning is, everybody is so busy those first few weeks of September,” said Joe Boyer, who is helping to head up this year’s event.
Pickup and truck owners around the Detroit Lakes area now have a local option for truck bed protection. A nationally-known chain called Line X, which specializes in spray-on, protective coatings...